Join the Child Rescue Alert Team

And you could save a child's life

ACT NOW and support Child Rescue Alert

When a missing child’s life is in danger, every second counts. But you don’t need to be a superhero to save the day.

Child Rescue Alert is the potentially life-saving system that alerts people to high risk child disappearances.

The initial hours after a child goes missing are crucial. A sighting by a member of the public can lead to the safe recovery of the missing child.

When a Child Rescue Alert is issued, it is sent directly to thousands of people though text, email, app notifications, social media, digital billboards and national media. This means that many more eyes and ears are on the ground, on the lookout for the missing child. 

Stephen Fry is urging members of the public to help save the lives of high risk missing children as part of a two-week long national campaign. Watch the animation below to find out why.

Missing People charity patron Stephen Fry said: “I am delighted to be the animated face of this campaign. I believe that Child Rescue Alert should be a national institution – something for everyone to find out about and sign up to. It reminds me of a fire extinguisher – everyone should have one ready to use at a moment’s notice but we all hope that we will never need it.”

Child Rescue Alert is a partnership by the National Crime Agency, Missing People and education technology company Groupcall. It has been available as a national policing tool since 2008 and was enhanced in 2014 to allow the public to get involved thanks to funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery Dream Fund. In 2016, the service is being funded by Royal Mail, which has registered the handheld devices of 123,000 postmen and women across the UK to receive alerts.

Register for Child Rescue Alert here.

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